"Choice" and place of delivery: a qualitative study of women in remote and rural Scotland.

@article{Pitchforth2009ChoiceAP,
  title={"Choice" and place of delivery: a qualitative study of women in remote and rural Scotland.},
  author={Emma Pitchforth and Edwin van Teijlingen and Verity Watson and Janet Tucker and Alice M Kiger and Jillian Ireland and Jane Farmer and A-M Rennie and Susan Gibb and Elaine Thomson and Mandy Ryan},
  journal={Quality & safety in health care},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={42-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore women's perceptions of "choice" of place of delivery in remote and rural areas where different models of maternity services are available. SETTING AND METHODS Remote and rural areas of the North of Scotland. A qualitative study design involved focus groups with women who had recent experience of maternity services. RESULTS Women had varying experiences and perceptions of choice regarding place of delivery. Most women had, or perceived they had, no choice, though some… CONTINUE READING
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